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Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed: December 24 - January 31,
Giant herds of bison, totaling perhaps as many as 30,000,000 animals, once roamed the Great Plains from the frozen forests of the Northwest Territories in Canada to present-day Mexico—the largest bio mass of land mammals ever. Known commonly as the American buffalo, these creatures are ine..
Regional Art of Latin America: A Sampler opens Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Museum of the Americas. This exhibit focuses on the bellas artes, or fine art tradition. The exhibit presents an opportunity to discover the variety of Latin American art by showing examples of water colors, oil..
Folk Art Nativities of the Americas opens at the Museum of the Americas with the addition of a 19” high, three-dimensional retablo from Lima, Peru. This extraordinary retablo features the birth of Jesus in the bottom tier and the throne of the Risen Christ in the top tier. This piece and..
The Plains Indians we know from film and books are defined by the advent of the horse in the 17th and 18th centuries, horses which were introduced to the New World by the Spaniards. Plains Indians were primarily nomadic and ranged across the vast tableland of grass stretching from Northern Albe..
The end of the Mayan Calendar, December 21, 2012, has sparked dire predictions and focused much interest on the history and culture of the Mayan civilization. The Museum of the Americas presents The Living Maya to mark this year and to feature the present—day peoples who are the direct desce..
In celebration of a decade of effort to expose and educate visitors to the diverse range, vitality, and artistic merits of material culture and folk art produced by indigenous peoples of the Americas, the Museum invites the public to the opening of Best of the Collection: Ten Year Anniversary Celebr..
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Discover ALL of The Americas
The Museum of the Americas presents the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of the Americas through a representative collection of late 19th and 20th century artifacts, crafts, and folk art. The rich cultural traditions of these peoples are reflected in the intricate and distinctive designs of the objects they make for daily use, for religious ceremonies and for trade.
The goal of the Museum of the Americas is to nurture understanding of and appreciate for diverse peoples, their history, the beauty they create, and their struggles to survive and preserve their culture when adapting to a changing and often harsh world.
Explore the carvings of Northwest Coast Indians, the graphics of the Plains Indians, colorful custumes of the Seminole Indians of Florida, intricately designed molas from the Kuna Indians of Panama, a complete miniature Mexican village, santos, retablos, and a 19th century altar from Mexico. Take a visual trip through the Western Hemisphere of the past and the present.